Italian Villa

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Project by Dansww posted 2390 days ago 1054 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was allot of fun. Dan

-- Making Antiques for the Future

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#1 posted 2390 days ago

Like this, Looks great, Like the wood and the design

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#2 posted 2390 days ago

What kind of wood is it. Looks great.

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#3 posted 2390 days ago

This project looks gorgeous. Do you want to share any background on it (type of wood, how you finished it, did you fabricate all the pieces, etc.)

Thanks for the post. There are so many details about the project that are unique- the corbels, turned supports to mention a couple. I will say it again- this project looks gorgeous.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2389 days ago

Great project.

-- Jiri

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#5 posted 2389 days ago

Yeah, what Scott and Karson said….don’t leave us hanging LOL. It is a truely Italian villa looking project. Please fill in the details we are definitely curious.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#6 posted 2389 days ago

I’m guessing Alder…nice kitchen!

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#7 posted 2389 days ago

Well the wood is hand selected knotty Alder we distressed it to about 20%. Yes we made everything but the turnings and the corbels those we bought from Osborne Woodworking. This finish starts with two coats of water borne Polyurethane then we add black toner to some Polyurethane and apply it like a glazing, rolling the glazing on then wiping it off with a window squeegee. Sand with 120 grit and then two more coats of Polyurethane. After finish dries for about one week we hand rub with a paste wax. This takes time but well worth the effort. Dan

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#8 posted 2388 days ago

I’ll say it was worth it Dan it looks great. Thanks for the info, this is got to be one of the best old world kitchens I’ve seen. The distressing you did looks fantastic. Great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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